Beyond the Summit organizers will be hosting a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event in Los Angeles, the CS Summit 2. The event will be held between 8th and 11th February will bring all the CSGO action by the top 8 esports teams who will compete for their share in the prize pool of an amazing $150K.
The Counter-Strike Summit features a more relaxed approach to broadcasting esports events, bringing out the spontaneity, humour and nerves of players behind the scenes. The organizers, Beyond the Summit, have created this laid-back approach for pro gamers to connect with their fans, taking on an active role, commenting and analysing CSGO tournaments, guiding you to make the best Counter-Strike bets.
CS Summit in 2017 saw top CSGO teams, SK Gaming defeat Gambit Esports with the score 2-0 in the Winner’s Finals. Losing the match, Gambit moved to the loser brackets, beating Optic who finished in third place. Gambit lost once more to SK, earning their second place. Lucky were those punters who placed their CSGO betting on SK, winning the CS Summit 1 title and claiming their first prize of $63K.
Top 8 CSGO Teams Participating in the CS Summit 2
SK Gaming remains the top CSGO team in the world. While it can be tough to keep up their winning streak, their opponents are studying their tactics to see how they can work up new CS strategies. In the most recent esports event, the Eleague Boston, SK were defeated by Cloud 9 to finish in fourth place, taking home $70K. Will SK Gaming prepare themselves in time to take revenge on C9?
Cloud 9 is currently ranking 5th as the top CSGO team, have recently won Eleague Major Boston. C9 have beaten top units like NV, Astralis and Virtus.Pro, earning their spot to compete in the main CS tournaments. Over the past three months, Cloud 9 has been on a winning streak ranking in the top 4 place in esports tournaments like iBUYPOWER Masters, DreamHack Open Denver 2017 and ESL One New York 2017. Will Cloud 9 keep up their winning streak?
Ninjas in Pyjamas
NiP is the 6th best CSGO team at the moment. The Counter-Strike team are not consistent in fact they generally rank between 5th to 12th place. They are very unpredictable with a potential to winning esports matches. The latest premier match that Ninjas won was IEM Oakland 2017, beating Faze Clan with a record of 3-2. Will the Ninjas in Pyjamas keep fighting through to the Semi-Finals?
North was at Eleague Major in Boston but their CSGO performance was not so great, losing to BIG, they were out of the main event. The Northerners played their best gameplay winning DreamHack Open Montreal 2017 over Immortals in the finals. Do they have what it takes to go through the CS Summit 2 Quarterfinals?
Optic Gaming had a vision back in 2016 to be one of the best CSGO teams in the world and in fact, they are ranking in 13th place. The CS unit tends to perform better in qualifiers than in Premier or Major events but they still play their best game plays to reach top 6 ranks in tournaments. Will Optic pull through tough competition against Cloud 9, North or the Ninjas in Pyjamas?
TL participated in the recent CSGO tournament, Eleague Major Boston but unfortunately, they were eliminated by Vega Squadron. Over the past two months, Team Liquid have played their best gameplays however they were defeated in the Group Stages. Having a few tricks up their sleeves has given them a chance at winning a few esports events like Americas Minor Championship Boston.
Vega Squadron has lately taken part in the Eleague Major however they were defeated by Cloud 9, that led to their elimination. Their most recent great wins were at the ROG Masters 2017 finishing third and took the esports title of China Top 2017 – Shenzhen.
Heroic earned their spot in the CS Summit 2 taking Mousesports spot after coming in second place as Mouz could not attend. The Counter-Strike heroes lately won the World Cyber Arena 2017 Europe Main Stage. In the most recent CSGO tournaments that Heroic participated, they have reached the Semifinals, struggling to advance to the Finals. Will the heroes complete their mission in the CS Summit to win matches?
Follow up your favourite CSGO team, looking through the lens behind the scenes to understand what it takes to be a professional player and to be a top CS squad. The CS Summit 2 will surely create the opportunity for you to get to know esports units even better, giving you more insight so that you can make a good choice on your CSGO betting habits.